Master Huijing’s Dharma Words about Exclusive Amitabha-recitation

Experience or feeling is unique to an individual and takes place under a particular condition; it does not commonly apply to all beings and under all conditions. Experience or feeling takes place at one time under a given circumstance; it is not permanent and universal. So, Master Shandao says, “Although [an ordinary being] sets forth a pure mind, it is just like drawing on the surface of water.”

Put aside the experience or feeling [of Amitabha-recitation] after its occurrence, and keep only the six-character great name “Namo Amituofo” in our mind and “Namo Amituofo” in our mouth.

Because we ordinary beings are full of falsity, our mind is always shifted. Only the recitation of “Namo Amituofo” is real. So, there is an ancient saying, “All worldly matters are false, only the Buddha is true.” [All feelings of] joy and excitement, regret or grace, words of thanks should be discarded, and converted into continuous name-recitation of “Namo Amituofo, Namo Amituofo…”.

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